Department of Health, Government of Western Australia
    Published
    05/02/2024
    Location
    Perth, Australia
    Job Type
    Part-Time
    Pay Rate
    PSO Level 6 $110,309 - $121,569 p.a. pro rata
    State
    WA
    Application Close Date
    2024/02/16
    Position Description
    Contact Name
    Brooke Holroyd
    Contact Email
    brooke.holroyd@health.wa.gov.au

    Description

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
    The Senior Clinical Classification Officer provides consultancy on clinical coding matters and supports the advocacy, standard setting and policy development required for clinical classification for the WA health system. The position develops and reviews policies to ensure that coded data and other health information for the WA health system is timely, accurate, consistent and compliant with relevant standards.
    BRIEF SUMMARY OF DUTIES
    Role-Specific Responsibilities
    Contributes to the provision of evidence-based advice and support to the Directorate Executive to shape the Department's program of clinical classification strategy development and implementation.
    Contributes to business planning processes, aligning clinical classification strategy review and development priorities and resources to support organisational objectives and outcomes.
    Provides consultancy on clinical classification matters and contributes to the development of resources to support education.
    Provides advocacy, standard setting and policy development for clinical classification and measures of compliance with policies to ensure that coded data and other health information for the WA health system is timely, accurate, consistent and compliant with relevant standards.
    Provides expertise in clinical classification, groupings and standards to support the use of health information for, but not limited to, casemix, activity based funding, clinical costing, benchmarking and analysis, performance reporting, public and government reporting and research activities.
    Provides advice and support for clinical coding services within the Department of Health’s clinical quality and statutory registries.
    Analysis, Management and Reporting
    Provides advice to management and key internal and external stakeholders as required.
    Supports strategy development for the improvement of clinical classification at a system wide level.
    Participates in continuous research and education to maintain an awareness of state, national and international trends and issues in relation to clinical coding practices and methodologies and identifies and responds to emerging issues.
    Leadership
    Champions efforts for continuous improvement in clinical classification functions.
    Liaison, Representation and Stakeholder Development
    Builds and maintains strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders in order to maintain business knowledge, understand prioritisations and effectively liaise, consult, negotiate and collaborate to achieve these.
    Contributes to effective consultation processes with stakeholders across the WA health system to ensure Department of Health data collections meet System Manager requirements and reform initiatives, relating to the facilitation of clinical classification strategies.
    Provides advice and support to departmental staff, public health facilities and others in relation to clinical coding standards and other issues.
    Contributes to ongoing liaison and engagement with stakeholders across the WA health system regarding compliance with the information management policy framework and related policies.
    Participates in and/or supports working parties and project teams involved with associated projects.
    Liaises with academic, professional and health organisations to assist with the development of resources to support the ongoing education and training of clinical coders.
    Corporate Responsibilities
    Supports an environment of customer focus, excellence in delivery, high performance, and accountability within a team environment that values and recognises the contribution of all members.
    Complies with corporate policies and procedures and models expected behaviours aligned with both departmental and broader public sector Codes of Conduct and legislative requirements.
    Undertakes other duties as required

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